FIGHT Magazine Writer Bear Frazer Launches MMA Movie Franchise
Sep 26, 2010,
FIGHT! MAGAZINE WRITER IS FUNDRAISING THROUGH KICKSTARTER.COM TO SHOOT THE BAM THEORY
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Bear Frazer, veteran music writer and longtime contributor to FIGHT! Magazine – the top selling Mixed Martial Arts publication on the planet - is in the midst of launching an MMA Movie Franchise entitled The Bam Theory.
Dubbed as the Rocky for the new generation, The Bam Theory follows 23-year-old Bam Thomas, a small town mixed martial artist who is hesitant to chase his dreams of becoming a UFC fighter due to the tragedy that surrounds him – be it with faith, his father’s suicide or the dead-end job he works to help keep his mother’s house out of foreclosure. Though his friends aren’t cage warriors, all the characters are virtually fighting for the same thing – hope. The hope that dreams can come true.
FIGHT! Magazine Editor-In-Chief Donovan Craig has worked closely with Frazer since the publication’s inception in 2007 and believes he has the work ethic and drive to make The Bam Theory a success. “Bear Frazer is a talented journalist with a real command of what’s cool in the worlds of MMA, fashion and music,” Craig states. “It’s a pleasure to work with him.”
Looking to build awareness on a grassroots level, Frazer has teamed up with Kickstarter.com to raise $3,200 by October 30th to shoot three scenes from the biopic. He plans on using the scenes as a vehicle to form strategic partnerships with a studio in hopes of filming the movie in its entirety in the near future.
Reward incentives are available for those who pledge, some of which include autographed 8X10 pictures from former Strikeforce Middleweight Champ and current UFC Welterweight contender Jake Shields, as well as former WEC Welterweight Champ and UFC Welterweight contender Carlos Condit.
Also contributing rewards is AlphaDog Combat Gear, whose owners Cliff Frese and Zoltan Bathory (guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch) praise the The Bam Theory and are offering five special autographed t-shirts to the cause.
"AlphaDog Clothing is proud to contribute to The Bam Theory since its creator, Fight! Magazine's own Bear Frazer, is a talented writer and a long time supporter of the sport (Mixed Martial Arts),” Bathory and Frese said in a joint statement. “As a professional writer working for MMA themed publications, his understanding of the sport lends an insiders’ perspective to this film that could be a breakout piece of work for MMA in general. Here at AlphaDog Headquarters we always supported the visionaries exploring lesser traveled roads. Hopefully he can generate enough funds to see through his vision."
Century Media Records metal band In This Moment also believes in the project and has offered ten autographed copies of their new studio album A Star-Crossed Wasteland, as well as ten autographed pictures.
"In This Moment is proud to contribute to The Bam Theory cause as Bear Frazer is an extremely talented and hard working individual,” Christ Howorth, guitarist for In This Moment, states. “His unique vision and understanding of MMA lends perfectly to this film that could be a breakout piece of work for the sport. He is a visionary and hopefully he can generate enough funds to support his art."
To obtain one of these killer reward incentives, please head on over to Kickstarter.com to pledge: (http://tinyurl.com/thebamtheory).
For more information, please contact Bear Frazer (email@example.com).
About The Bam Theory: Conceptualized and written by Bear Frazer, The Bam Theory is a Mixed Martial Arts dramady that follows 23-year-old Bam Thomas, a small town mixed martial artist who is hesitant to chase his dreams of competing in the UFC due to the tragedy that surrounds him - be it his father’s apparent suicide, his ex-girlfriend constantly reminding him that he’s a failure or the dead-end job he works to help his mother pay for an outrageous mortgage in a fierce foreclosure market. Ultimately, he feels as if God has abandoned him. Though his motivational friends aren’t cage warriors, all the characters in this movie are fighting for the one thing they have left - hope. The hope that something better come out of life and that dreams can come true.
About Bear Frazer: Bear Frazer has written for over thirty national print and online publications including FIGHT! Magazine, Metal-Edge, Outburn, The Source and XXL. Currently working towards a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting, Frazer is attempting to shoot The Bam Theory a Mixed Martial Arts dramady destined to become the Rocky of the new generation.
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- Email: BearFrazer@hotmail.com
- Site: www.myspace.com/bearfrazer
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